Kodak Portra Portraits

Nikon FM 35mm Kodak Portra Portraits

I normally shoot with Kodak film, whether Kodak T-Max for black and white film photography or Kodak Portra for colour film photography. I always think film photos have an extra dimension to digital shots. What I love even more about film is the colour tones from Kodak Portra film. For my model photography and wedding photography Portra gives me natural looking skin tones for portraits that I find pleasing to the eye and better than digital colour tones.

I shoot both 35mm Kodak Portra 160 and medium format 120 Kodak Portra 400 & 800

Here are a few more examples using Kodak Portra with my little Nikon FM SLR manual film camera
Kodak Portra Portrait
Lensbaby Edge 80 & Kodak Portra Film
Kodak Portra Fashion Photography
Nikon FM Kodak Portra Portrait
Kodak Portra Portrait
Film Photography Fashion
Nikon FM & Kodak Portra - Harriet
35mm Kodak Portra 160 Skin Tones

Here are some examples using 120 Kodak Portra film on the 6×6 medium format ARAX-CM (Kiev 88)
ARAX, Poland
Agnieszka, Poland
Sandra on Portra 800

For digital photography I shoot with a Nikon D800 DSLR for my model shoots. The nicest colours tones on this body come from my Zeiss lenses. I much prefer the colours to Nikkor glass.

Nikon D800 Model Photography Example:
Katie with Rollei Planar 50/1.8

I also use a Leica M9 for wedding photography and I prefer the Leica body/ Leica M mount lens tones to Nikon tones overall.

Leica M9 Wedding Photography Example:
Leica M9 Bridesmaids
Portra beats digital for natural colours in my view and I used 35mm and 120 medium format film in 160, 400 and 800 speeds. All are great.

MatthewOsbornePhotography.co.uk

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About matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.
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  6. Kendell Linh says:

    Wonderful, beautiful work.

  7. Thanks Kendell. I will try to take some new ones this summer and dig out my film cameras! 😉

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